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 Post subject: need help quick :P front suspension install on AU2
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:10 pm 
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hey guys, just installing new shocks as we speak. removed old springs from shocks using spring compressors etc.
now comes to installing the new shocks and springs (lovell's lows and ultima shocks), and i didnt even have to use a spring compressor to get the spring in. and it sits rather loosely when the top is done up to the max. is there something i'm doing wrong :S
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Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:05 pm 
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adam_k wrote:
hey guys, just installing new shocks as we speak. removed old springs from shocks using spring compressors etc.
now comes to installing the new shocks and springs (lovell's lows and ultima shocks), and i didnt even have to use a spring compressor to get the spring in. and it sits rather loosely when the top is done up to the max. is there something i'm doing wrong :S
quick replies if poss! thx


No, those shocks will suit standard or lowered did you prime them before you fitted them? Did you put the bump stops in and replace the top rubbers? The springs WERE AU type?
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 Post subject: Re: need help quick :P front suspension install on AU2
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:45 pm 
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everything was put back correctly.. i think i'll just have to replace the rubbers in the upper strut mount (the ones that are moulded to the shape of the springs. they were just too loose. but when turned 1/3 of a turn they tightened up now and it sits and drives fine. i will replace them though. also going to the wheel and tyre center tomorow. what do i ask them to do seeing as its a lot lower now.
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 Post subject: Re: need help quick :P front suspension install on AU2
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:01 pm 
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went to "the tyre experts" today and they said $390 for a camber kit... + cost of installation. i walked out, as i know camber kits are around the $100 mark on ebay. and i'm happy to fit it myself
with the camber kits on ebay. will they provide enough adjustment to reduce the issue now that its so low (upside down V shape)..? cheers guys.
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 Post subject: Re: need help quick :P front suspension install on AU2
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:21 pm 
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Just get shim type kits.

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help quick :P front suspension install on AU2
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:36 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-FALCON-AU-B ... be995#shId
like that? ^
will i need 1 or 2 of those kits. and i'm confused as to where they actually mount?
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 Post subject: Re: need help quick :P front suspension install on AU2
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:25 am 
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do you guys know where i'd be able to get some new spring seat insulators (f&r), and possibly a coil spring spacer bushing(f&r if they make front :S). its just too low for "lows" (lovells), wheels sitting just in the guards
i did notice when changing it all that the rubbers were really ... f***ed... and werent large enough to hold the spring in. pretty much perrished.
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Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:46 am 
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they are AU struts & springs right???? springs shouldnt be loose..... and it should only lower it about 25mm.... something seems odd....

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help quick :P front suspension install on AU2
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:07 pm 
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yep au struts and springs. ultima struts. lovells low springs.
i have a feeling its the rubbers inside the top bracket perished. as the front springs were loose even when the bracket assembly was tightened on the top.. as for rears the rubbers at the top didnt look too flash either. any idea where to get them?
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 Post subject: Re: need help quick :P front suspension install on AU2
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:14 pm 
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I'd be ringing a Ford dealer or suspension place. I wouldn't be replacing parts like that with second hand items.

cheers will do. wasnt planning on using the ones that were in there for long. but the car needs to drive... will ring around today. hoping they dont charge through the roof..
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Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:16 pm 
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Sounds like ultra lows instead of lows. Can you post part numbers?

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help quick :P front suspension install on AU2
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:30 pm 
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nah they were bought off ebay... theyre gray, so lovell's. and theyre 2 coils shorter than the stock ones.
called ford today and got a quote for the top rubbers for the front, $14.30 a side. + going to look for a spacer of sum sort to go in the assembly too. as for rears, insulator was $13.30 a side. and superpro have a 10mm spacer on special order from bursons at 19.50 a pair.
the stock suspension on mine had done just under 300k km's. so i'm not surprised the rubbers are so stuffed. is this the best way to raise it a tad.
i must say i'm REALLY happy with the ride quality though, just not the height, as when i take a freeway exit fast and theres a bump midway through the corner i get decent scrapage on the guards.
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Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:47 am 
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check out the attached photos guys..

 

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:07 pm 
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I wouldnt call them lows... I would call them supalows.... and the back being that low might have SSL springs... no wonder you need a camber kit......

This now explains the hassles you are having.
I would get front guards rolled to stop the tyre hitting, pulling the guard out & chipping paint off....

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:04 pm 
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Wait till you have a full tank and 3 mates in the back.......ar$e draggin.

 

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